Staying Competitive in Uncertainty
Uncertainty appears to be the new normal for all business leaders. As a leading investor in mid-market companies across the UK, we know that management teams are actively exploring avenues to stay ahead of the competition and build agility and resilience so they can better withstand the shocks from such an unpredictable environment.
We have noticed a marked increase in M&A activity to consolidate and help companies to supplement organic growth and deliver value. It is a proven option which can lower the risk of expanding into new geographies or developing new products and services. LDC is actively supporting the management teams we back in this area, having helped our portfolio companies to make 65 acquisitions in 2021 alone.
Last year, we supported manufacturing firm Stuart Turner to make its third acquisition in three years. Alongside a strong focus on new product development, these acquisitions have helped Stuart Turner to become a complete solutions provider in the pressurisation and hot water generation market across the domestic, commercial, and industrial sectors.